14/02/2020

Wes Wins: McDonald Collects January's Goal of the Month Award

Walsall winger Wes McDonald has been named the winner of January's Sky Bet League Two Goal of the Month award following his match-winning strike against Crawley Town.
With time running out, Walsall needed a hero. Step forward, McDonald, jinking in from the touchline with the ball tied to his feet to deliver a searing, looping winner in off the crossbar.

Picking up 44% of the public vote, McDonald was nominated alongside Colchester United’s Callum Harriott and Macclesfield Town’s Arthur Gnahoua with votes being cast via the Sky Sports website.

Speaking after picking up his award, Wes said; "I’m delighted to win the award and I’m thankful to everyone who voted for me, it’s a great feeling. I’ve been delighted with how it’s gone.

"I extended my stay here and I feel at home. I’ve been working on getting as many goals and assists as I possible so hopefully, I can get to the 10-goal mark. I’m enjoying my football and I want to crack on and continue getting points."

Lead Sky Bet EFL Goal of the Month judge, Sky Sports pundit and former Saddler Don Goodman added; "With the game appearing to be petering out to a 1-1 draw, McDonald took matters into his own hands.

"As he received the ball on the touchline level with the 18 yard box, Crawley must have felt fairly safe but moments later after bamboozling several defenders with dazzling footwork, he manipulated the space to curl the most magnificent shot beyond the goalkeeper, crashing in off the underside of the bar, just for more dramatic effect. Truly outstanding."

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